Published by Salted Pen Publications on September 19, 2016
Genres: adult, Romance, Sports Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
He can’t help claiming her. But can he love her?
Max Anderson enjoys all the perks of being a star NFL quarterback―including the women. He has no intention of changing his carefree, hard-loving lifestyle … until a twist of fate reunites him with the girl he knew growing up.
Abby Morrison has worked hard to become a physical therapist. She knows she needs to keep things professional with Max―but the truth is, she’s always loved him. Back then, she hid it. Now, it’s not so easy.
As they rekindle their friendship, the heat between them is impossible to ignore. Soon it flares out of control, and the fallout threatens to ruin everything. Can they salvage a future together ... or will the consequences wreck their lives?
Stadium of Lights is an adult second chance sports romance by author Tia Lewis. Fall means football season to me, so I am always excited to read a football-centric romance. Last month, I read my first book by Tia Lewis, Draw Play, which was in the college football arena (which, if you wanted to know is my one true sports love). I liked Draw Play but I didn’t love it. Overall, I think I enjoyed Stadium of Lights a little more than Draw Play. I liked the characters, and I really liked that there was minimal BS. What Stadium of Lights is, is exactly what the title promises- a good second chance romance.
Stadium of lights is a standalone romance, and the story is vert neatly wrapped up in one book, which was nice. I think the author can easily make more books to fit into this universe with some of the other members of the football team if she wanted to. I loved what the coach said about the players. It was so true- the guys are all great guys if you get them alone, but if you approach them while they are around their teammates, that might be a different story.
Stadium of Lights is told in dual narrative between Abby and Max. I really, really liked Abby. I liked Max as well, but not as much as her. I found Max to be a little full of himself. He needed to be brought back down to earth. And Abby is the perfect person for that job. I love that she didn’t let him get away with anything. I also loved that she didn’t play games. At the start of the book, when Max had no idea who she was, or so he thought, she didn’t play coy, she came right up to him when he tried to introduce himself, and told him she was his childhood best friend. (and what a jerk he was for not being able to recognize her. Ok, she didn’t do that, but she should have)
Abby has always had a crush on Max, but I wish she would have made me sweat it a little more. I feel like Max was so used to always getting his way, that he thought Abby would be no different. Does Max get his way? Does Abby give in early? Does another teammate get to Abby? I am not going to ruin stadium of lights for you, but I will tell you think, I enjoyed this book. It is a good, read in one sitting type of sports romance, and I think it will put a smile on your face.
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